Trees- an endangerment to your roof

 

Your roof is built to be a protection for your home, so we advise that you do your best to keep it in good condition. There are certain elements known that could potentially endanger your roofing.

A common endangerment to roofs is trees that may be surrounding your home. We know that trees add an immense curb appeal to your home, but they can also contribute to a number of roofing problems. For example, limbs from trees beside your home can break or fall due to heavy wind or storms. If a tree limb falls on your roof, it can create a crack and potentially damage your shingles, decking or even the inside of your attic.Leaves and debris from the outdoors can cause build up in both your gutter system as well as your roof. This build up can become moistened by rain and develop into mulch in roof crevices. This will deteriorate the shingles and even rot the wood underneath.Within the trees there are also animals that know these trees as home. But some of these animals can come into contact with your roof and cause great damage. Creatures like nesting birds, squirrels, raccoons, and mice can all work at taking apart your roof, which will eventually cause leaks. These tips can help you prevent damage to your roof, rather than having to repair it down the road. However, if your roof does have damage, we’ve got you covered.